Kids

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program with kid astronaut

The Mary L. Cook Public Library was a very busy place this summer.  We had record number of juveniles, teens, and families participating in our summer reading programs! Thank you to all who donated prizes and to all who participated.

EVENTS:

CAN YOU CRACK THE CODE?

Tuesday, September 10 @ 6:30 - 7:15 pm.  Escape room for Kindergarten and 1st grade.  We will race against the clock to solve puzzles, crack codes, and unlock boxes to save the day.  Registration is required and limited to 16.  Sign up beginning August 26 to reserve a spot.

       READING PROGRAMS:

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS...

During the month of August, we are having “Whoo’s reading?” Check out 5 books and receive a chance to choose a wise reward.

 

 

DROP IN STORYTIMES
Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs. but all ages accepted.  Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am.  Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.  Questions – please ask Miss Kathy 513-897-4826.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES

For 3 - 5 year olds, including kindergartners on Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm beginning Thursday, September 19. Registration is requested and begins the end of August.  We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Easter Egg Hunts, and more; watch for details.

NEW TODDLER TIME

For ages 24 months - 36 months & their caregivers on Tuesdays from 10:30am - 11:00 am. Join us for this new program of activities and fun for your little ones!  We will read a story of two and do fun activities each program.  These sessions involve parents as active participants.  This program involves messy fun; dress accordingly.    Required registration begins September 16.  

BABY BOOKWORMS

For birth to two years & a caregiver.  Watch for details this fall for when these sessions will resume.

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

Grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters book club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 17 from 4:00 - 4:45 pm.  Registration is required and will be available end of August.  Books should be ready to pick up at this time as well.

RAPID READERS & WRITERS BOOK CLUB

Grades 3 – 5.  Join us on Tuesday, September 24 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required and will be available the end of August.  Books should be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB

Grade K on Tuesday, September 24 from 6:00 - 6:30 pm.  The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.  Registration is required and will be available the end of August.   Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September.

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

In August 2014, the Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 31 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading.  Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

***SEE WHAT'S AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN AT THE OHIO DIGITAL LIBRARY - https://ohdbks.overdrive.com/library/kids